Datasheet2_Recurrent lung adenocarcinoma benefits from microwave ablation following multidisciplinary treatments: A case with long-term survival.pdf
Lung cancer has become the leading cause of cancer death all over the world. Nowadays, there is a consensus that the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) prefers a combination of multidisciplinary comprehensive treatment and individualized treatment, which can significantly improve the prognosis of patients. Here, we report a female patient with recurrence-prone NSCLC. She had a decade-long disease course, during which the lesion recurred twice and finally cured with Multi-Disciplinary Treatment (MDT). An elderly female patient was admitted to the hospital after diagnosis of lung cancer, and treated with surgery and postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy. Five years later, suspicious lesions were found by computed tomography (CT) reexamination, and then confirmed tumor recurrence by puncture biopsy. Based on the genetic test results, gefitinib was used for subsequent targeted therapy, and the lesion gradually shrunk to disappear. However, the lesion appeared again two years later, after consultation the microwave ablation was adopted and the curative effect was excellent. At last, regular reexamination showed no abnormality, the patient has survived so far. The case proves the great benefit of multidisciplinary comprehensive treatment, especially microwave ablation for patient with recurrence-prone NSCLC. And the effect of systemic anti-tumor immune response induced by microwave ablation on lung cancer also needs to be further explored.